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Ofqual’s 2017 exam survey: the main findings

Fewer people understand how GCSEs work since the new 9 to 1 grading system came in. The exams regulator...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Computer science GCSE will be exam-only until 2020

Computer science GCSEs will continue to be assessed purely on exams until 2020 after tasks from the test were...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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People are struggling to understand the new 9 to 1 GCSE grading system

Understanding of how GCSEs work dropped after the new 9 to 1 grading system came in. A survey of...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Botched computing test won’t count towards final GCSE grades, Ofqual confirms

A 20-hour non-examined assessment in computer science will not count towards pupils’ final GCSE grades in 2018 or 2019...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Staff exam malpractice up by 150%

The number of school staff penalised for helping students cheat in exams has boomed this year, rising by around 150...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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GCSE grade changes increase by 52% – mostly due to GCSE English

The number of GCSE grades changed at a marking review this year has increased by 52 per cent, with...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Ofqual reports 26% rise in exam papers modified for access

Ofqual has recorded a dramatic 26-per-cent increase in the proportion of GCSE, AS and A-level exam papers that were adapted...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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New GCSE remark rules cause headache for heads

A new rule requiring schools to seek permission from pupils before submitting their GCSE exams for re-marking is causing...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Ofqual accused of ‘refusing to engage’ with colour-blindness

Exam boards are producing scripts for GCSEs and A-levels that rely on coloured diagrams to convey information to candidates,...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson